Golden Tate fined $21,000 for block on Dwight Lowery

AP

Early in Sunday’s 45-17 win over the Jaguars, Seattle receiver Golden Tate applied a vicious block to Jacksonville safety Dwight Lowery.

Lowery suffered a concussion on the play.  Tate will now suffer the removal of $21,000 from his paycheck, pending appeal.

The NFL says Tate was fined for the hit, even though he wans’t fined.  It wasn’t a blindside block per se; Lowery was considered to be in a defenseless posture, protecting him against a helmet-to-helmet hit.  That’s the new rule added in March, given last year’s hit by former Jets guard Matt Slauson on Texans linebacker Brian Cushing.

Last year, Tate was fined $21,000 for launching into Cowboys linebacker Sean Lee.  Tate has since said he’d like to do the same thing to 49ers coach Jim Harbaugh.

45 responses to “Golden Tate fined $21,000 for block on Dwight Lowery

  1. It’s a sad day when a receiver gets a lighter wallet for jacking up a safety…

    Take a look at the legal smackdown Kam Channcellor put on Vernon Davis last year. It left Davis with a concussion and it was a pure, clean, hard hit that even the league said was legal and warranted no fine. Yet he was penalized in the game for it.

    Now turn it around and the officials never flagged Tate but the league says it was illegal?

    NFL – The No Flipping League of Consistency

  2. usdcoyotesfan says:
    Sep 27, 2013 6:36 PM
    You pushed off and didn’t catch the ball against the Packers, clown

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    Wow, I didn’t realize Golden Tate was also the ref who called it a TD. I had no clue that Tate was the WR AND the ref.

  3. Wow, I didn’t realize Golden Tate was also the ref who called it a TD. I had no clue that Tate was the WR AND the ref.
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    He said he knew he had the ball and said “I don’t know what you’re talking about” when a reporter asked him if he pushed off.

  4. Ridiculous. He hit him with both arms face to face. No helmet to helmet. The way you write it, it makes it out to be illegal. It wasn’t in any way.

    That’s why he wasn’t flagged.

  5. usdcoyotesfan says:
    Sep 27, 2013 6:50 PM
    Wow, I didn’t realize Golden Tate was also the ref who called it a TD. I had no clue that Tate was the WR AND the ref.
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    He said he knew he had the ball and said “I don’t know what you’re talking about” when a reporter asked him if he pushed off.

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    The refs called it a TD, and you expect Tate to retract that (and hold him to a higher standard) because you’re butt-hurt about it??

    Dude, get over it – I got over the bad officiating of SB XV a LONG time ago.

  6. SeAdderal Seahawks – unquestionably the dirtiest team in the league. Can’t wait until this group of cheap shot artists and performance enhancing drug abusers (6 infractions on record) start swirling down the toilet bowl.

  7. Pretty soon we’re going to see fines for things like “looking at an opposing player with a mean expression on your face” and “making your opponents feel bad by celebrating after a big play”

  8. Helmets never even came into conatact on this play. I guess it’s Tate’s responsibility to make sure the opponent knows he is there. This is pathetic. If there is one thing I learned playing football growing up it’s ‘Keep your head on a swivel.’ Pathetic.

  9. Pathetic. I guess it’s the hitters resonsibility to make sure the hittee knows what is about to happen.

    ‘Hey there fella, I’m about to lay you out. You wanna just hug instead? ‘

    ‘ok let’s hug’.

    Play over. Everyone dances together.

    Love this new NFL.

  10. Dirty Player? Its called good old smash mouth football you bunch of ding dongs. The Seahawks are the most physical team in the nfl on both sides of the ball. Hate or love it, the seahawks are on top.

  11. Wow, I didn’t realize Golden Tate was also the ref who called it a TD. I had no clue that Tate was the WR AND the ref.
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    He said he knew he had the ball and said “I don’t know what you’re talking about” when a reporter asked him if he pushed off.

    ______________________________________

    The refs called it a TD, and you expect Tate to retract that (and hold him to a higher standard) because you’re butt-hurt about it??

    Dude, get over it – I got over the bad officiating of SB XV a LONG time ago.
    Wow, I didn’t realize Golden Tate was also the ref who called it a TD. I had no clue that Tate was the WR AND the ref.
    ______________________________

    He said he knew he had the ball and said “I don’t know what you’re talking about” when a reporter asked him if he pushed off.

    ______________________________________

    The refs called it a TD, and you expect Tate to retract that (and hold him to a higher standard) because you’re butt-hurt about it??

    Dude, get over it – I got over the bad officiating of SB XV a LONG time ago.
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    1. I don’t have a problem with it if he declines to talk about the refs. However, he flat-out insulted our intelligence on national TV.

    2a. Darrell Jackson pushed off on the touchdown that was called back.
    b. Roethlisberger’s TD run was too close to overturn the call on the field either way.

  12. This is the new NFL. We all gonna tune in anyway. Seachick lovers are just as whiny as 40 whiner lovers. No wonder they hate each other.

  13. I can hear players and agents adding $100 K to every contract offer in the future to pay these silly a$$ fines so what is the NFL actually accomplishing?

    NOTHING but pi**ing off every fan. Get it right or fold the league now.

  14. Awww, all the 9er fans are still having security issues about the way the Seahawks embarrassed them a couple weeks ago. So, let’s call them names and whine about them being dirty to help ourselves feel better about our pathetic team.

    Oh, and btw, anybody who actually saw this block knows it wasn’t dirty and it’s pretty ridiculous that the league is fining him. Just like his block on Sean Lee last year. Blew him up, completely legally, and the league fined him. This league is truly morphing into a 2 hand touch league. It’ll fit teams who hate contact like the 49ers just fine. But the real football teams in the league hate it.

  15. Seattle is pissing a lot of teams off with their illegal hits, trash-talking, PED use. They are a really good team right now so they can get away with it. But if/when they weaken due to injuries or departures or just getting older, look for a lot of teams to just bring the hurt as payback.

  16. Usdcoyotesfan – what is wrong with you? You have so much residual anger from the GB game that happened a year ago. Grow up, buddy! Seattle won that game, it is long over!

  17. 1) darrel jackson’s push off was ticky tack, and is never called in any circumstance ever, except maybe when the refs are mad at harbaugh

    2) djax actually scored again right before half that was incorrectly called out of bounds. one foot inbounds and 2nd foot hit pylon before going out, which at least back then counted as afoot inbounds. TD

    3) big Ben didnt cross the goalline.

    4) the worst of all calls was the phantom hold on the RT conveniently when seattle got it down to the 2 yd line.

    5) next play, flustered by the crappy officiating, and field position, haselbeck throws pick and is called for illegal block when making tackle.

    6) on that turnover, steelers drive down and put nail in coffin, aided by huge obvious hold by o lineman on third and long that springs bben free for key first. huge insult after the phantom hold on seattle few plays earlier.

    BTW, this a niner fan. and i hate seattle, but i hate tainted championships more than anything. Should we talk about Baltimore’s garbage “hold when you can’t cover or block” bowl next?

  18. Speaking of things that are tainted, Golden Taint is going to lose his knee in SF. thats for Manninham. And we are going to put a hit on Pete Carrol’s knee on the sideline. That’s for Ian Williams. its time for sf to stoop down to the seahawk’s level of dirt.

  19. instead of continually taking cheapshots every time we play them. (anyone remember the delanie walker and kyle williams injuries caused by hits in seattle dec 2011, while they were laying on the ground)?

  20. the worst is Leavy in admitting he affected the out come of super bowl extra large, acted naive and innocent. As if anyone is capable of making that many mistakes for one team by accident.

    waiting for Jerome Boger’s apology ten years from now.

  21. It is interesting that many Seahawks fans still complain that they lost superbowl xl due to the refs but state that the refs had no role in them beating the pack. Hypocrite much?

  22. ” penalty, OFFENSE.. playing the sport as intended. 15 yard penalty, give us your money,, IMEAN ,,, first down”

  23. “FYI, pushing off is allowed on hail mary passes. This is a fact. Officials are instructed not to call PI on the hail mary.”
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    Maybe you’d like to ask AJ Hawk what happened in the 2011 season opener against the Saints.

  24. sneakyqb says: Sep 28, 2013 4:36 AM

    It is interesting that many Seahawks fans still complain that they lost superbowl xl due to the refs but state that the refs had no role in them beating the pack. Hypocrite much?
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    Tie goes to the offense.

    Good call ref. Good call.

  25. sneakyqb says: Sep 28, 2013 4:36 AM

    It is interesting that many Seahawks fans still complain that they lost superbowl xl due to the refs but state that the refs had no role in them beating the pack. Hypocrite much?
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    It’s also interesting that Seattle fans still cry about that game from 2006, but every time we Packer fans mention our game against the Hawks from 2012, they tell us to get over it.

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